Sujeethnath Lingutla Achieves Professional Certification
Ontario, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 – Sujeethnath Lingutla, CHCIO, Corporate
Director of IT & PMO, has achieved professional certification from
the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
A Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) represents achievement of the highest
standard of professional development for healthcare CIOs. Launched by
CHIME in July 2009, the certification program is the only credentialing
program that distinguishes healthcare IT executives from others in the industry.
To become certified, Sujeethnath Lingutla had to pass a rigorous 125-question
examination and possess specific professional qualifications, including
25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and at least three years of experience
as a CIO or equivalent.
"We congratulate Sujeethnath for his commitment to the healthcare
CIO profession," said CHIME Board member and Certification Committee
Chair Gary Barnes, CIO at Medical Center Health System. "As a CHCIO,
Sujeethnath Lingutla has identified himself as leading professional, giving
him an immediate and continuous advantage in the industry. We believe
CHCIO status is now the standard that organizations must use when determining
who leads healthcare IT projects and initiatives."
The CHCIO Program was developed for CIOs by CIOs, with input from CHIME
member volunteers and certification professionals at Castle Worldwide.
By definition, a CHCIO demonstrates the commitment, knowledge, and experience
required to master the core skills important for successful CIOs and IT
executives. In addition to the exam and professional experience, CHCIOs
must be committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification
every three years.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is
an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers
and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members
and over 70 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME
provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional
and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address
professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information
management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they
serve. For more information, please visit www.cio-chime.org.